Helping the Asian American Community feel safe in NYC
CafemaddyCab is offering Uber and Lyft vouchers for the Asian elderly, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. No one should feel scared in the city they call home for being Asian.
Hi, I’m Maddy. I started this because I know very well what it feels like to be an Asian woman in the subway these days. I also know what it’s like to be forced to take the train or walk even if I’m scared, because I can’t afford the cab fares. So CafemaddyCab has been set up for the vulnerable in our community, who need these cab rides paid for. Thank you for your donations. You have helped keep us stay safe.
It only takes 5 minutes to apply to get your Lyft and Uber Vouchers
Approved requests are emailed out every few days.
See what recipients are saying 😍
”Thank you Team Stimulus and CafeMaddyCab for my reimbursement! It was a very speedy process. After a recent attack in my neighborhood, I felt shaken, and this service offered some much needed relief.“
“You guys letting me take a cab to work provides a huge sigh of relief knowing I don’t have to look over my shoulder. I’ve been harassed twice already taking the subway and I always have so much anxiety even with my pepper spray. Ever since my dad passed away in January, I’ve been the sole breadwinner for my mom and I and it’s been tough.”
“A small ripple has a significant effect on the people you directly help. It lets us know that kindness and generosity still exists. Taxi fares aren’t expensive, yet the impact is immeasurable; how much is your safety worth? I wish for a world in which we never have to ask that question. But we are a long way away from that. Until then, ten thousand thank yous would not suffice. Thank you many millions!”
“After getting harassed on 7 train, it has been stressful to commute. CafeMaddyCab has been a tremendous support and made me realize I DO have a support system. Thank you.”
“I came across an elderly, Cantonese speaking woman who seemed lost at the train station and I felt compelled to get her to where she was going, safely. Thank you CafeMaddyCab.”
“Your program is a life-saver. I’ve been afraid to take the subway and staying home has seemed like the only option. This has made it hard to visit my mother and this has helped. ”
“I’m scared to take the subway these days and this ride would have been long along one. The combination of being unemployed for so long and my mom cancer medical bills means I’m still really behind on bills even though I’m now working. ”
“The recent attacks have left me depressed and scared to leave my home. Getting support for traveling has been so helpful in even getting me out of bed.”
“My father usually takes public transportation, however with the recent attacks of elderly Asians I’ve been paying for cab rides, that I can’t really afford, to keep him safe. ”
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